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Swanson House-Island Vacation Home in the Bahamas

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Swanson House is ideally located on Gillam Bay and the Atlantic on the eastern shore of Green Turtle Cay, one of many beautiful islands in the Abacos archipelago in the northeastern Bahamas.

This spacious home sits high on a bluff on three quiet tropical acres complete with boat dock and private beach. Commanding views of the ocean and protected Black Sound provide both sunrise and sunset viewing.

The village of New Plymouth is just a short ride away, where shopping and casual dining are available. The Bluff House and The Green Turtle Club, on White Sound, are also close by and provide fine dining and night life activities.

Several experienced guides are locally available for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Kayaks are available on site.

We also have a cottage to rent on the oceanfront (House on the Point; VRBO listing #310005). Please contact us for more details and rates.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a convertible bed, AND two additional couches if needed for children, as well as a queen-size air mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • VHF radio to listen in on the boaters, private boat dock, outdoor shower for the sand (unheated)...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A few CD's are already here, and you can dock your iPod into our great sound system. We also have XM satellite radio....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    You can watch HD cable or DVD's . Satellite (XM) radio....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) A 32-inch flat screen is in the living room, a 27-inch tube is in the master bedroom, and a 13-inch flat screen is in the downstairs sitting room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few DVD's are available, and you are welcome to bring your own....moreless


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    To the east are the ocean and other islands, and breakers on the reef; a short walk takes you to our private beach....moreless

  • Water View:

    To the west are boats at anchor in Black Sound, and our dock where you can tie-up your own vessel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Availability upon request...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Availability upon request....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) We have a full gourmet kitchen on the main level, and a smaller but complete kitchen downstairs....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around decks throughout the house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
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Base Rate
3 night min stay
$1,624 $5,580
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: Our family of four currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. My mother co-owns the property and now lives in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is a well known island regular. Click 'satellite' on the map below and zoom in to see the property!

Why the Owner Chose Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas:
This has been our vacation home for almost 30 years. We have rented the cottage to vacationers for many years, and have recently decided to share 'The Big House' as well.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fishing, diving, and beach combing have been our great pleasure here for years, and there are experienced local guides for hire as well. Lately we are just as likely to enjoy relaxing on our three tropical acres, and the quaint village of New Plymouth is just a short walk or golf cart ride up the road. There one can find shops, a museum, and fine and casual dining. If you have a boat, or wish to rent one locally, our dock on Black Sound is available for your use.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

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  • Street View

    Street View

  • Swanson House - Interior

    Swanson House - Interior

  • Swanson House - Master Bedroom

    Swanson House - Master Bedroom

  • Swanson House - Jacuzzi

    Swanson House - Jacuzzi

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Swanson House - Side Yard

    Swanson House - Side Yard

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Second Downstairs Bedroom

    Second Downstairs Bedroom

  • Southeast View from Side Deck

    Southeast View from Side Deck

  • Garden View

    Garden View

  • Swanson House - Gillam Bay

    Swanson House - Gillam Bay

  • Beach


  • Swanson House - Rear View

    Swanson House - Rear View

  • Swanson House - Kitchen

    Swanson House - Kitchen

  • Swanson House - Sunset Room

    Swanson House - Sunset Room

  • Sitting Area

    Sitting Area

  • Swanson House - Veranda

    Swanson House - Veranda

  • Dock


  • Downstairs Sitting Room

    Downstairs Sitting Room

  • Downstairs Kitchen

    Downstairs Kitchen

  • Western View from Side Deck

    Western View from Side Deck

  • Swanson House - The Cut

    Swanson House - The Cut

  • Buoy Tree

    Buoy Tree

  • Down the Beach

    Down the Beach

VRBO #244710

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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